Police are asking people to stay away from Johnson Street near May Street in Naugatuck after winds brought trees and wires down, which has led to around 200 power outages.
Tree trimmers have been cutting around the power lines to take a tree down and Eversource crews are at the scene, which police said should be clear in the next couple of hours.
A resident said her brother was outside when there was a massive "woosh" around 6 a.m. and the roots of the tree were ripped from the ground. Then the tree toppled onto the street and the neighbor's car.
"It was alive," Cathy Minnella, of Naugatuck, said of the tree. "We had leaves on the tree. Never expected that."
Fortunately, no one was hurt.
NBC Connecticut meteorologist Bob Maxon said winds guts in the area were 25- to 30-miles per hour in the area this morning.
Here’s the full Facebook post from police.
Photo Credit: Naugatuck Police
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